I'll admit, it has taken me a long time to warm up to the skinny jean. Blame it on years of watching What Not to Wear, but I felt that I was too short to wear them, afraid that they'd make my hips look huge and my legs too short. However, I'm a hopeless slave to fashion. I started surreptitiously eyeing them, thinking "They look so cute on the J Crew models! I could tuck them into my boots! Let's face it, I can't always wear a skirt..."
So when Liz posted the link to this great tutorial on taking your old boot cut jeans and transforming them into the skinny variety, I figured I had nothing to lose. I was already in the middle of altering all my skirts and jeans, taking them in a bit to accommodate my marathon-training bod. And you know what? I like them. They may not be skin tight, but they add a bit of edge to my wardrobe. I like that they're perfectly broken in, and best of all, they were free!
Call it recycling with style. :)